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Brokedown Palace (1999)
 6.5
 21K
Brokedown Palace (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Best friends Alice and Darlene take a trip to Thailand after graduating high school. In Thailand, they meet a captivating Australian man, who calls himself Nick Parks. Darlene is particularly smitten with Nick and convinces Alice to take Nick up on his offer to treat the two of them to what amounts to a day trip to Hong Kong. In the airport, the girls are seized by the police and shocked to discover that one of their bags contains heroin.
Style: thought provoking, serious, captivating, emotional, suspenseful, suspense, intense, realistic, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: prison, weekend, friendship, false accusation, smuggling, escape attempt, injustice, drug dealing, heroin, prison life, coming of age, crimes, best friends, youth, law enforcement, graduation, justice, police corruption, father daughter relationship, jail, airport, police brutality, women's prison, teenage girl, best friend ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: thailand, hong kong, china, asia, bangkok thailand, southeast asia, hawaii ...

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Most similar movies to Brokedown Palace

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about crimes, catastrophe, life is a bitch, justice, runaway, mentor and vengeance mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Brokedown Palace: Bangkok Hilton (1989), Last Dance (1996), Double Jeopardy (1999), Nothing But the Truth (2008), Return to Paradise (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Bangkok Hilton (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The story of Kat Stanton (Kidman), an Australian woman searching for her father who, whilst travelling back from London to Australia via Thailand, makes friends with Arkie Ragan (Ehlers), a photographer. Kat is tricked into carrying some luggage ...
Style: serious, rough, disturbing, realistic
Plot: prison, smuggling, escape, heroin, false accusation, interracial relations, injustice, prison life, betrayal, father, life is a bitch, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: thailand, asia, london, bangkok thailand, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.7
 4K
Last Dance (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Upon taking a new job, young lawyer Rick Hayes is assigned to the clemency case of Cindy Liggett, a woman convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. As Hayes investigates the background for her case, the two begin to form a deep ...
Style: emotional, tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prison, murder, lethal injection, lawyer, death row, courtroom drama, legal action, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, prison life, deadly, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: taj mahal, india, australia, texas, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Double Jeopardy (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: false accusation, faked death, prison, sailboat, betrayal, crime, crimes, vengeance, manipulation, manhunt, chases and races, presumed dead ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, san francisco, southern usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Nothing But the Truth (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When reporter Rachel Armstrong writes a story that reveals the identity of a covert CIA operative, the government demands that Rachel reveal her source. She defies the special prosecutor and is thrown in jail. Meanwhile, her attorney, Albert ...
Style: intense, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: cia, journalism, journalist, courtroom drama, lawyer, fighting the system, reporter, assassination attempt, corruption, legal, media, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Return to Paradise (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Lewis, Sheriff and Tony are three friends vacationing in Malaysia. Sheriff and Tony eventually leave to pursue careers in New York, but Lewis stays behind to work with orangutans. Two years later, Sheriff and Tony learn that, because of their past ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: friendship, smuggling, journalism, death sentence, moral dilemma, legal, tourist, hanging, dishonesty, injustice, down on your luck, selflessness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: malaysia, new york, usa, asia, thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.1
 653
Prison Heat (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Four American babes on vacation in the Middle East run into trouble when they are imprisoned by corrupt army officials and that's where the fun begins.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: women's prison, false accusation, prison, injustice, crimes, sexual relations, crime, frame up, prison life, law enforcement, confined, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
An Innocent Man (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and the officers frame him as a drug dealer. Rainwood is ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, police corruption, frame up, false accusation, gang, drug dealing, vengeance, prison gang, law enforcement, prison life, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 16K
Red Corner (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, thought provoking, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, frame up, legal, legal action, false accusation, fighting the system, political corruption, death penalty, justice, dishonesty, state affairs, male protagonist ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A Japanese-American fisherman may have killed his neighbor Carl at sea. In the 1950s, race figures in the trial. So does reporter Ishmael.
Style: emotional, sentimental, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, forbidden love, jury, japanese american, fisherman, racism, culture clash, life is a bitch, crimes, who done it, romance ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: seattle washington, seattle, washington state, pearl harbor
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.7
 587
Mistrial (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a cop-killer goes free, a detective's search for personal justice veers dangerously out of control. Declaring a mistrial, he takes the accused, the judge and the jury hostage...and begins a trial of his own.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, hostage, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, legal investigation, crimes, injustice, murder, false accusation, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.9
 14K
Gossip (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a beautiful college campus, something ugly is about to be spread around. A bit of gossip that was told is starting to take a frightening turn. Who could it have offended and how far will the person on the other side of the gossip handle the ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: college, gossip, investigation, college life, teenage life, dishonesty, crimes, mystery, false accusation, rumor, manipulation, storytelling ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 3K
Light It Up (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: On a winter day in a southside Queens high school, events collide and six students are suddenly in an armed standoff with the NYPD. At the school, classrooms freeze, teachers come and go, resources are scant.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, school, hostage, down on your luck, juvenile delinquency, youth, kids in trouble, pregnancy, coming of age, hostages, crimes, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Dry White Season (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Taking place during the 1976 Soweto uprising, the story follows a white school teacher whose life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.
Style: emotional, disturbing, thought provoking, serious, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, legal, interracial relations, society, fighting the system, crimes, rebellion, discrimination, injustice, lawyer, life is a bitch, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Heaven's Prisoners (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A hardened New Orleans cop, Dave Robicheaux, finally tosses in the badge and settles into life on the bayou with his wife. But a bizarre plane crash draws him back into the fray when his family is viciously threatened.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, adoption, confession, crimes, crime, police investigation, vengeance, law enforcement, investigation, danger, alcohol abuse, air disaster ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.7
 4K
The In Crowd (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed young woman takes a job at a posh country club and falls in with a clique of wealthy college kids where she's taken under the wing of the clique's twisted leader, who harbors some dark secrets too terrifying to tell.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, intense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, murder, mind game, social differences, manipulation, youth, haunted by the past, manipulations, lifestyle, psychopath, dangerous attraction, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Reform School Girls (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jenny is sent to a women's reform school. It is run by evil warden Sutter and her henchwoman Edna. Jenny will stop at nothing to escape but she also has to deal with Charlie the bully.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, juvenile delinquency, false accusation, teenage life, crime, crimes, prison life, sexual relations, sexual abuse, criminal heroes, confined, going straight ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 31K
True Crime (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Boozer, skirt chaser, careless father. You could create your own list of reporter Steve Everett's faults but there's no time. A San Quentin Death Row prisoner is slated to die at midnight – a man Everett has suddenly realized is innocent.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, psychological, tense ...
Plot: death row, investigation, false accusation, race against time, journalism, lethal injection, death penalty, crime, crimes, uncover truth, journal, lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, oakland california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Prison Break: The Final Break (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The movie covers the events which occurred in between the downfall of The Company and the finale of the series. It details the arrest and incarceration of Sara Tancredi, the final escape plan which Michael devises for Sara. It also reveals the ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, daring rescue, self sacrifice, escapades, crimes, fbi, twists & turns, runaway, prison escape, vengeance, happy ending, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, israel, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 6.5
 13K
Jagged Edge (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires lawyer Teddy Barnes to defend him, despite the fact she ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, mystery, crime, crimes, danger, legal, court, courtroom drama, neo noir, heiress ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Sisterhood of Night (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a teenage girl says she's the victim of a secret network called The Sisterhood of Night, a quiet suburban town becomes the backdrop for a modern-day Salem witch trial.
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: small town, mystery, investigation, social relations, life is a bitch, crimes, teenage life, danger, society, dishonesty, small town life, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Guilt by Association (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Life is good for Susan, her two children and new boyfriend Russell. But life abruptly changes when she discovers her perfect boyfriend is a drug dealer. Realising the danger this could bring to her family she tells him to leave. Suddenly her house ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: false accusation, injustice, legal, drug dealing, prison, fighting the system, righting the wronged, wrong place wrong time, hopes, protagonist as suspect, life is a bitch, crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.1
 15K
Freedomland (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A black police detective must solve a strange case of a kidnapped boy and deal with a big racial protest.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: kidnapping, hospital, interracial relations, missing child, vengeance, police detective, crimes, psychopath, mystery, racism, mother child relationship, lie ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Star Chamber (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: hitman, vigilantism, judge, crimes, crime, murder, idealism, vengeance, political corruption, conspiracy, secret society, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 252
Dead Heart (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country:
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ray Lorkin, chief lawman in the tiny rural settlement of Wala Wala, Australia, fears that long-simmering tensions between the area's aborigine natives and white settlers are on the verge of erupting. When it's discovered that Kate, the ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspense
Plot: infidelity, culture clash, interracial relations, murder, aborigine, danger, opposites attract, small town life, law enforcement, track down, dishonesty, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 8K
Obsession (1976)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Orleans businessman Michael Courtland’s life is shattered when his wife and daughter are tragically killed in a botched kidnap rescue attempt. Many years later whilst visiting Italy he meets and falls in in love with Sandra Portinari, who ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: ransom, obsession, kidnapping, crimes, dangerous attraction, couple relations, mistaken identity, chase, disorder, danger, missing person, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1959, 50s, year 1975 ...
Place: usa, italy, florence, los angeles, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Murder in the First (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story. A petty criminal sent to Alcatraz in the 1930s is caught attempting to make an escape. As punishment he is put in solitary confinement. The maximum stay is supposed to be 19 days, but Henri spends years alone, cold and in ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, realistic, touching, psychological ...
Plot: prison, murder, alcatraz, lawyer, courtroom, solitary, theft, warden, prisoner, fighting the system, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s, year 1941 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 127K
The Negotiator (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, twists and turns, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, false accusation, police corruption, frame up, police, uncover truth, corruption, swat, negotiation, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.9
 411
Motives 2 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Vivica A. Fox and Shemar Moore return for this thrilling sequel to Motives that picks up three years after the events of the original film. Innocent convict Emery Simms is serving time for a crime he didn't commit; while most convict's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, manhunt, friendship, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, estrangement, deadly, on the run, murder, prison ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Midnight Express (1978)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, suspense, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: prison, torture, injustice, lawyer, drug smuggling, escape, escape attempt, trial, brutality, convict, muslim, smuggling ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
New Best Friend (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Alicia is a poor girl starting college. Hadley, Julianne and Sydney are three well-off girls in a row house. Classes begin and Alicia is paired with Hadley to work on a sociology class project. At first rejected, Alicia is finally accepted into ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, intense, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: investigation, college, teenage life, betrayal, murder, wealth, manipulation, mind game, mystery, manipulations, youth, overdose ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%